It took a while to get Taylor her new chair. They tried a chair with a certain technology that just wasn’t a good fit. So they had another custom ride made for her. Now that she has her “popstar pink” wheels, I am told she has a new lease on life. Her greater independence has given her new opportunities–like the ability to reach the ice maker at home. What a thrill to finally be able to push that thing! And her grandpa Alan reports that it’s hard to keep Taylor out of fourth gear. A teacher that works at her school told me the same thing. Taylor gets a kick out of racing down the hallway and this teacher likes to race with her which gets them both in “trouble” with Taylor’s specialist.
Taylor also has a computerized device to help her communicate verbally. I haven’t seen Taylor since she got the new adaptive equipment. But I had a dream several weeks ago that I did and she was able to tell me all the things she had wanted to tell me when she was in Pre-Kindergarten. I cried, no I sobbed in my dream. I’m surprised I didn’t wake up in tears. I was so happy for her and her newfound freedom. We’ve always known that Taylor has so many thoughts, skills and abilities. The fact that she can express them more now brings me joy.
Thanks Alan and Sarah for the update. Your girl will always hold a special place in my heart.